Prague Municipal Court: Hoisting of red underpants over Prague Castle is criminal act

Hoisting a giant pair of red underpants over Prague Castle was a criminal act, the news site Seznam Zprávy informed on Wednesday, citing the verdict of Prague’s Municipal Court. The guerrilla art group Ztohoven replaced the presidential banner with a pair of underpants in a stunt in September last year in protest at the policies of President Miloš Zeman. Earlier this year, a Prague district court ruled that the act was a misdemeanour, but the verdict was appealed by the prosecutor. Three members of the group face jail sentences of up to three years on charges of theft, disorderly conduct and damage to property.

Author: Ruth Fraňková